Plainsboro, NJ
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Plainsboro is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 23,071 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Plainsboro is the 84th largest community in New Jersey.

Housing costs in Plainsboro are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New Jersey.

Plainsboro is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 95.76% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Plainsboro is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Plainsboro who work in management occupations (20.80%), computer science and math (19.87%), and business and financial occupations (9.34%).

Also of interest is that Plainsboro has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Plainsboro, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the town.

Overall, Plainsboro’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

In Plainsboro, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.91 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

For the size of the town, public transportation in Plainsboro is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For Plainsboro, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

If knowledge is power, Plainsboro is a pretty powerful place. 76.21% of the adults in Plainsboro have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Plainsboro in 2010 was $52,557, which is upper middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $210,228 for a family of four.

Plainsboro is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Plainsboro home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Plainsboro residents report their race to be Asian, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Plainsboro include Irish, German, Italian, English, and Polish.

Plainsboro also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 49.45%.

The most common language spoken in Plainsboro is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Other Asian languages.